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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 55% of households in the City of Onkaparinga had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 50% in Greater Adelaide.

The ability of the population to access services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport. The number of motor vehicles per household in the City of Onkaparinga quantifies access to private transport and will be influenced by Age Structure and Household Type, which determine the number of adults present; access to Public Transport; distance to shops, services, employment and education; and Household Income. Depending on these factors, car ownership can be seen as a measure of advantage or disadvantage, or a neutral socio-economic measure, which impacts on the environment and quality of life.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many registered motor vehicles owned or used by residents of this dwelling were garaged or parked at or near this dwelling on the night of Tuesday, 9 August 2016?'

Households

Car ownership
City of Onkaparinga - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles3,4035.27.83,6965.99.2-293
1 motor vehicle
22,29833.935.421,52134.636.6+777
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles24,17736.734.723,60337.934.5+574
3 or more motor vehicles
11,74217.815.710,65917.114.5+1,083
Not stated
4,1886.46.42,7394.45.2+1,449

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2016
Car ownership, 2016 Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 15.7% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 34.7% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Adelaide: 35.4% No motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 6.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Onkaparinga: 17.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Onkaparinga: 36.7% 1 motor vehicle, City of Onkaparinga: 33.9% No motor vehicles, City of Onkaparinga: 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2011 to 2016
Change in car ownership, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: +1,449 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Onkaparinga: +1,083 2 motor vehicles, City of Onkaparinga: +574 1 motor vehicle, City of Onkaparinga: +777 No motor vehicles, City of Onkaparinga: -293
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that 88.5% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.2% did not, compared with 85.8% and 7.8% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a smaller proportion who owned just one car; a larger proportion who owned two cars; and a larger proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 33.9% of the households owned one car; 36.7% owned two cars; and 17.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.4%; 34.7% and 15.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of Onkaparinga between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,083 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+777 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+574 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-293 households)

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